Small Business co-owners Ed and Pamela Gurr finalized the purchase and incorporated Tap Associates in November 2009. Relocating the business from Stockton to their property in Mariposa, California, where they spent the first two years, streamlining company operations and increasing production for the popular line of Self-Locking Tap Extensions; before relocating again to Smith, Nevada, and finally settling into a shop a few miles over to the next community of Yerington, Nevada.

Together with their A-list of highly regarded independent contractors and companies. Each of whom are as dedicated to helping the company meet and exceed their goals and challenges.

Our Commitment remains...

...continue to maintain the successful history of over fifty years and the commitment as a quality USA tool manufacturer, product availability, same-day shipping and reliable service.  

...support an amazing network of over 300 Authorized Distributor-Resellers and their tool-experts ready to serve you nationwide, in Canada, directly or online. 

...continue to actively pursue and promote product advancements and our company in service, manufacturing, delivery and worldwide partnerships making positive contributions to machinist efforts world-wide.

About our Team

Below, meet our team members and the emoji character each has created in their own likeness for use in a fun and informative campaign effort we plan to launch soon. Our Effort will be product and service based and will highlight specific contributions identified with the team members emoji in an ongoing post and blog campaign starting soon.

Follow us as we reveal more about us on Google, our blog, and Twitter.

Authorized Distributors can request access to our Distributor Portal where all relevant updates, post and news will be available 24/7 along with wholesale information and marketing support materials.

Meet Our Team and Support Partners

Edward (Ed) Gurr, has an extensive background in manufacturing operations, having been involved with small to Fortune 500 companies and product development from concept to market. Underscored by his mechanical engineering studies at Georgia Tech and working very closely with our favorite electrical engineer, his father. Ed is responsible for every aspect of the manufacturing processes in our shop. And the reason we can say that each and every item in our product lines are “always in stock”.

Pamela Gurr oversees the day-to-day operations, assuring that the company meets objectives and customer requirements. She’s acquired over three decades of essential experience in business and customer development along with marketing and allied partnerships. Assigned with varied growth initiatives and committed roles working with enterprising start-up companys to mature mid sized corporations and array of innovative products, business models.  

Together as co-owners, Pamela and Ed are focused on their original commitment and future to manufacture a quality product backed by a proven history of service and product availability to machinists world-wide.

  • Ed Gurr | President

    Ed's emoji will identify with post regarding machining information, i.e. share product videos provided by end users and other relative production and machining information.

  • Pamela Gurr | General Manager

    Pamela's emoji will identify with post regarding Distributor-Reseller Service information, sales tools, tips and how to find other company service attributes.

  • Jessica Smith | Accounting

    Since 2013, Jessica has been instrumental in helping us to select, develop and maintain our accounting system and processes. However, her ambitions do not stop there, having completed her MBA recently while lending her expertise to other local companies. We appreciate her uncanny ability for making us feel as though our company is her only focus!

    Jessica's emoji will identify with posts regarding accounting processes and service attributes.

  • Ralph | Machine Production

    Ralph rolled up his sleeves to help establish the shop and production shortly after we relocated to Nevada. We are grateful for our close affiliation with such an amazing production machinist and the reason we can say – Always in stock! 

    Ralph's emoji will identify post regarding machining information, i.e. share product videos provided by end users and relative machining information.


    Since 2018, has been a significant contributor to our corporate communications and SEO. Specializing in content and design for digital and print materials, ISLANDTWIG has helped us to realize a few major achievements. Producing our first Distributor Portal App, interactive product digital brochure (customized on request for Authorized Distributors). Producer of our 10th Anniversary Video and the first ever company Icon.

    Through the responsive service, knowledge and resourceful forethought, this business has produced the most amazing solutions and the creative options that support all of our marketing ambitions to produce collateral (digital and print) materials that help support our company and distributor roster.

    IslandTwig emoji will identify post regarding their contribution to corporate design & marketing for sales collateral and website efforts.

  • prime42: design | market | host


    Revered for over twelve years and counting for their efforts. Prime42, has worked to help us navigate the ever changing online experience. Through their mastery efforts they have developed, designed and produced several websites and platforms along with all the countless hours spent helping us to evolve our online existence and technical communications.

    Because of this partnership, our company's ability to maintain necessary site upgrades and face down the ever changing internet protocols we are able to better serve our Distributor-Reseller base and offer immediate access to our product and company information online and much more that adds to our efforts.

    Prime 42 will identity with post regarding website developments, features and attributes.

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  • Crystal | Accounting Services

    New to our partner group, Crystal specializes in small and large business accounting programs. Coupled with her B.A. and office management
    background she commands an understanding and knowledge base of office protocols, efficiencies, and business financials.

    Crystal's emoji will identify with posts regarding financial and accounting processes and she is looking forward to providing invoice and payable assistance.